The Financial Cost of Being LGBTIQ2S in Canada

Part 1: We look at some of the challenges faced by the community, and explore some hidden and open financial costs

Keph Senett 11 February, 2021 | 1:25PM
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Canada enjoys a (mostly) deserved reputation as a progressive nation when it comes to LGBTIQ2S* rights and protections. In 2005, Canada became the first country in the Americas and the fourth in the world after the Netherlands, Belgium, and Spain, to recognize marriage equality. Every Canadian enjoys protections under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms that, together with the Criminal Code, defends against discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity and expression. And all Canadians have the right to access healthcare.

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Keph Senett  Keph Senett is a Canadian freelance writer specializing in sport and community development, travel and culture, human rights, and personal finance--and the intersections between these interests. 

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